WTF Happened to Suicide Squad (2016)?

Last Updated on August 20, 2021

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As the DC Extended Universe was just starting to try and reproduce Marvel’s monumental box office success, Suicide Squad (2016) was chosen to immediately follow the world-building of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch) would put this ragtag team of DC Comics supervillains into action, but the studio’s disappointment in Batman v Superman and competing creative priorities ultimately made a mess of the end result.

With the release of Zack Snyder's radically different, expanded cut of Justice League, many DC fans have been clamoring for the release of Ayer's original, much darker cut of the film, with #ReleaseTheAyerCut gaining momentum on Twitter, with stars of both the original film and James Gunn's well-received sequel, The Suicide Squad, joining the chorus. But what would the new cut be like? Spend some time with the bad guys and find out that and more on “WTF Happened to SUICIDE SQUAD!”

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Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.